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Las Blancas Podcast: Marta Cardona’s Injury; What It’s Like To Talk To Alexia Putellas

Om Arvind & Grant Little also cover the rest of Grant’s WICC exploits & Real Madrid Femenino’s recent friendlies.

Spain V Denmark - Women’s International Friendly Photo by Irina R. Hipolito / Europa Press Sports via Getty Images

This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Bisha Hotel Toronto, where you should book your stay when you come see us in Toronto in October (Clasico weekend). Book your tickets here.

On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss:

  • What we know about Marta Cardona’s injury
  • Could this have been prevented?
  • How Cardona’s departure affects the team and their prospects vs. Manchester City
  • Why City are the favorites
  • Grant attending the Women’s International Champions Cup as an accredited journalist
  • Grant’s relationship with Morgan Weaver and several other Thorns’ players
  • Grant interviewing in Spanish!
  • Mariona Caldentey “snubbing” Grant
  • What it’s like to interview someone with the aura of Alexia Putellas
  • How seriously should we take tournaments like the WICC?
  • Whether the Portland Thorns are one of the best teams in the world
  • Sophia Smith being a superstar in the making
  • Quickly recapping Real Madrid 8-0 Fundación Albacete
  • Esther’s incredible desire and work-rate in preseason
  • Marina Salas’ unofficial debut
  • Ariana Arias playing on the wing
  • Nahikari García finally scoring
  • The ridiculous reason we couldn’t watch Real Madrid 1-0 Madrid CFF
  • DAZN messing up their livestream of the WICC match between Barcelona and the Houston Dash
  • The terrible situation of Rayo Vallecano’s players that we shouldn’t ignore

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)


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